Architecture, Interior, Landscape, Library
Size: 35,000 m2
Project Design: 2008
Project Realisation: 2010
Address: 309 Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Client: Birmingham City Council
Programme: BREEAM Excellent 35,000 m2 library with adult and children’s library, study centre, music library, community health centre, multimedia, archives, Shakespeare Memorial Room, offices, exhibition halls, cafes and lounge space, roof terraces, new shared auditorium (300 seats) with neighbouring REP Theatre, renovation of the REP Theatre, interior design and urban plan for Centenary Square.
Awards: Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design - Civic Trust Award 2015, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2015, Architecture Podium International Award 2015, RIBA Stirling Prize nomination 2014, Winner BBC Britain's Favourite New Building 2014, RIBA National Award 2014, RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year 2014, Architects’ Journal Building of the Year 2013, Commendation for significant contribution to Town Planning in the West Midlands by Royal Town Planning Institute 2011.
Photography: Mecanoo, Christian Richters, Harry Cock